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Purchasing Hardware and Software (Home Use and On Campus)
Purchasing Hardware and Software
Faculty requests for new hardware and software should be directed to the department chair. Requests are prioritized by the department chair and forwarded to the Dean's office. CIT offers consultation on technical issues related to potential purchases.
Please note that ITS does not purchase departmental-specific software for use in the instructional computer classrooms or desktop computers. As noted above, requests for departmental-specific software should be directed to the department chair.
Obtaining Software for Home Use
Faculty and staff, will obtain Adobe and Microsoft software titles via online download. Students can obtain Office 365 via online download. Please be sure to make your purchase from your home computer – not your office machine.
All home use entitlement verification will be done through your Eastern email account please use when creating accounts with Microsoft and Adobe to insure you get the proper discount and product.
Faculty and Staff Instructions
To get Office 365:
To get Office SPSS Maple or Endnote:
To get Adobe Creative Cloud:
Eastern’s Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) Home Use Program applies to faculty and staff only and provides home use rights for Adobe CC Master Collection. Please note this entitlement is limited to faculty and staff – students are not eligible. Adobe CC is offered in the Eastern Online Store. If you purchased through the Online Store before, then you already have an account. If you have forgotten your username or password, you can recover it on the Store’s Sign In page. If you don’t have an account, you can create one on the same page. Once you sign into the Store, you can view available software by clicking on the different vendor tabs. Be sure you are browsing under the Faculty/Staff tab and not the Students tab. Creative Cloud is available under the Adobe sub-tab. The cost is $9.75 and provides 12 months of use from the date of purchase of all of the programs included in the CC Master Collection. Upon expiration, CC will deactivate itself and no longer work. Any files you created will remain intact. At that point in time, you can go back to the Online Store and purchase an additional 12 months of use. This will be the case for as long as you are employed by the University and our Adobe contract remains in force.
All purchases are made through our hosted Online Store. The link below will take you there. Once you have loaded the Store page, click on the “Sign In” link located in the upper right corner. If you have made purchases through the Store in the past, login with the account credentials you previously created. If you don’t remember your username or password, use the “Forgot username or password” link on the Sign In page to recover them to your Eastern email inbox.
If this is your first visit to the Store, you must create an account to make a purchase. Click on the “Register” button on the Sign In page and follow the on-screen instructions. Once your account has been created you can return to the Store and log in and make your selections.
There are additional software titles offered by the Online Store. In many cases, that software is available at no cost directly from CIT. See below for details on SPSS, Maple, Respondus and EndNote entitlements. If you have any questions, please consult with CIT staff or before purchasing any software other than Microsoft and Adobe titles.
IMPORTANT: You MUST retain the downloaded file(s) AND any Product Keys or Redemption Codes supplied in case you should ever need to reload the software due to computer replacement or system repairs. The download and Product Key are available to you for 30 days through the online store. You may opt to pay for additional access time, however if you simply save the downloaded file(s) on a DVD or a flash drive and also retain the Product Key(s) through an email to yourself or to a file saved to your Z: drive or flash drive, you do not need to make an Extended Access Option purchase. There is a strict limit of ONE copy of each title per account. Please be sure to download your free copy from your home computer – not a University machine.
An Adobe Account is required to process the redemption code. This is a separate account and is unrelated to your Online Store account. If you have one, use it. If you have forgotten your Adobe username and/or password, you can recover it on the Adobe Account logon page. If you don’t have an Adobe Account, you can create one from the Adobe logon page.
The CIT’s Software Distribution Center located in Library 420 will distribute faculty/staff entitlements to other site-licensed software, such as SPSS, Maple, EndNote, via USB Flash Drive cloning. Please contact CIT directly if you have any questions by calling 860-465-1248 or email firstname.lastname@example.org